Walter Ledermann

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Walter Ledermann
Born 18 March 1911
Berlin, Germany
Died 22 May 2009
London, England
Nationality German, British
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Known for Mathematics

Walter Ledermann FRSE (18 March 1911 Berlin, Germany – 22 May 2009 London, England) was a German and British mathematician who worked on matrix theory, group theory, homological algebra, number theory, statistics, and stochastic processes. He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1944.

He taught at the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Manchester, and finally Sussex. At Sussex, Ledermann was appointed professor in 1965, where he continued to teach until he was 89.[1] He wrote various mathematics textbooks.



  1. ^ Obituary - Professor Walter Ledermann on Sussex University site
  2. ^ Gardiner, A. (October 1981). "Review of Handbook of Applicable Mathematics; Volume I". The Mathematical Gazette. 65 (433): 225–227. JSTOR 3617156. doi:10.2307/3617156. 

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